The non-profit Future Foundation
The «Zukunftsstiftung der Liechtensteinischen Landesbank AG» (The Future Foundation of Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG), which was founded as part of our 150th anniversary celebrations, supports commitment to social and ecological sustainability in everyday life. Additionally, we support non-profit projects that improve living and working conditions and promote self-responsibility. We focus on innovations in the areas of knowledge transfer as well as the integration and implementation of social entrepreneurship. Once the start-up phase has been completed, we plan to award a future prize for long-term commitment that provides third parties with opportunities for a better future.
In 2012, we supported about 25 institutions and projects. One example is our support of the introduction of a voluntary year of community service (FSJ: Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr) in Liechtenstein. This is a year of social education for young adults as provided by law. Besides attending seminars on personal development they perform practical work in hospitals, senior citizen homes, facilities for people with disabilities or at welfare centres. A second example is our financial contribution to the renovation of the Alp Guschg building, which has been in the possession of the Schaan-based Alpgenossenschaft Guschg since 1361. These measures ensure that people on the alpine pasture can continue working in an environmentally friendly manner and producing natural food from valuable products.
The Future Foundation is a member of the network of the association of non-profit foundations in Liechtenstein («Vereinigung liechtensteinischer gemeinnütziger Stiftungen») which aims to promote the idea of entrepreneurial philanthropy.